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Rutgers Softball Announces 2013 Schedule
  • Posted on November 21, 2012 11:50:48 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 21, 2012) – The Rutgers softball team released its 2013 schedule, head coach Jay Nelson announced Monday. Looking to reach their fourth consecutive BIG EAST Tournament, the Scarlet Knights set up for a tough slate in the coming season.

    “We look forward to opening the 2013 season in Texas where hopefully it will be warm and we will compete in our first 5 games of the season,” Nelson said. “Our season opener is a challenging game against Boise State who finished the season with an RPI rating of 57”.

    RU takes on Boise State twice in its first five games, with matchups against Iowa State, Missouri State and the University of Texas-San Antonio also slated in the squad’s opening tourney.  The Scarlet Knights travel to Fairfax, Va. (March 1-3), the following weekend for a five-game stretch against Cornell, Rider and George Mason, which RU will battle three times.

    Rutgers then spends three days (March 8 – 10) in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where it will compete against, Sacramento State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Northern Illinois, and Nevada.

    The Scarlet Knights will spend their second consecutive Spring Break in Florida beginning on March 15. RU will play five games in three days in Clearwater, Fla., wrapping up its pre-conference tournament stretch with Florida A&M on March 17. The Scarlet Knights open BIG EAST play against USF on Saturday, March 3, in Tampa, Fla.

    “This set of games is during spring break and at the end of spring break we open for the second year in a row in Clearwater taking on USF, which finished last year winning its way to the final 8 in the NCAA Women’s College World Series,” Nelson said.

    RU returns to Piscataway on Wednesday, March 27 for a doubleheader against Hartford in its home opener at the RU Softball Complex.  Nelson will then lead his team against Connecticut, its second conference foe, from March 29-30, followed by a road doubleheader with Hofstra (April 3) and a one-game set against Iona “On the Banks” (April 4). The Scarlet Knights continue their home stand with a three-game series against BIG EAST opponent, Georgetown (April 6-7).

    “All of the teams in the BIG EAST are extremely competitive,” Nelson said. “The last place team is very capable of beating the first place team, so no game is ever easy.”

    The Scarlet Knights hit the road and continue BIG EAST play with a double-header against Villanova (April 10), followed by a one-game set against Princeton (April 13). Rutgers heads to the Midwest to play a three-game weekend series against Notre Dame (April13-14).

    The Scarlet Knights return to Piscataway for two double-headers against Stony Brook (April 17) and Syracuse (April 24), followed by a one-game set against in-state foe Monmouth (April 25).

    The Scarlet Knights then head to New York for a three-game series against BIG EAST opponent St. John’s (April 27-28), followed by a single game against LIU (April 28).

    The Scarlet Knights end there regular season at home with a double-header against Lafayette (May 1) and a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Panthers (May 4-5).

    Head Coach Nelson has cited their goals as “finishing in the top 4 of the Big East which would give us a real shot at winning the Big East Tournament and a great chance of earning a berth to our first NCAA regional tournament since 1994 and the third overall NCAA regional bid.”

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with http://www.ScarletKnights.com.

     

    DATE

    OPPONENT

    LOCATION

    TIME

    Friday, Feb. 15th

    Boise State

    Texas-San Antonio

    9:00am

    Friday, Feb. 15th

    Iowa State

    Texas-San Antonio

    11:30am

    Saturday, Feb. 16th

    Missouri State

    Texas-San Antonio

    2:00pm

    Saturday, Feb. 16th

    UTSA

    Texas-San Antonio

    4:30pm

    Sunday, Feb. 17th

    Boise State

    Texas-San Antonio

    9:00am

    Friday, March 1st

    George Mason

    Fairfax, VA

    6:00pm

    Saturday, March 2st

    Rider

    Fairfax, VA

    2:30pm

    Saturday, March 2nd

    George Mason

    Fairfax, VA

    4:30pm

    Sunday, March 3nd

    Cornell

    Fairfax, VA

    9:00am

    Sunday, March 3rd

    George Mason

    Fairfax, VA

    11:15am

    Friday, March 8th

    Sacramento State

    San Luis Obispo, CA

    11:30am

    Friday, March 8th

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

    San Luis Obispo, CA

    2:00pm

    Saturday, March 9th

    Northern Illinois

    San Luis Obispo, CA

    9:00am

    Saturday, March 9th

    Nevada

    San Luis Obispo, CA

    11:30am

    Sunday, March 10th

    Nevada

    San Luis Obispo, CA

    9:00am

    Friday, March 15th

    Oklahoma State

    Clearwater, FL

    4:00pm

    Friday, March 15th

    Colgate

    Clearwater, FL

    6:15pm

    Saturday, March 16th

    Iowa State

    Clearwater, FL

    11:00am

    Saturday, March 16th

    Robert Morris

    Clearwater, FL

    4:00pm

    Sunday, March 17th

    Boston College

    Clearwater, FL

    9:30am

    Sunday, March 17th

    FAMU

    Clearwater, FL

    11:45am

    Wednesday, March 20th

    Dartmouth

    Tampa, FL

    4:30pm

    Saturday, March 23rd

    USF

    Tampa, FL

    2:00pm

    Saturday, March 23rd

    USF

    Tampa, FL

    4:00pm

    Sunday, March 24th

    USF

    Tampa, FL

    1:00pm

    Wednesday, March 27th

    Hartford

    RU Softball Complex

    2:30pm

    Wednesday, March 27th

    Hartford

    RU Softball Complex

    4:30pm

    Friday, March 29th

    UCONN

    RU Softball Complex

    1:00pm

    Friday, March 29th

    UCONN

    RU Softball Complex

    3:00pm

    Saturday, March 30th

    UCONN

    RU Softball Complex

    12:00pm

    Wednesday, April 3rd

    Hofstra

    Hempstead, NY

    4:00pm

    Wednesday, April 3rd

    Hofstra

    Hempstead, NY

    6:00pm

    Thursday, April 4th

    Iona

    RU Softball Complex

    3:30pm

    Saturday, April 6th

    Georgetown

    RU Softball Complex

    12:00pm

    Saturday, April 6th

    Georgetown

    RU Softball Complex

    2:00pm

    Sunday, April 7th

    Georgetown

    RU Softball Complex

    12:00pm

    Wednesday, April 10th

    Villanova

    Villanova, PA

    1:00pm

    Wednesday, April 10th

    Villanova

    Villanova, PA

    3:00pm

    Thursday, April 11th

    Princeton

    RU Softball Complex

    3:30pm

    Saturday, April 13th

    Notre Dame

    South Bend, IN

    12:00pm

    Saturday, April 13th

    Notre Dame

    South Bend, IN

    2:00pm

    Sunday, April 14th

    Notre Dame

    South Bend, IN

    12:00pm

    Wednesday, April 17th

    Stony Brook

    RU Softball Complex

    2:30pm

    Wednesday, April 17th

    Stony Brook

    RU Softball Complex

    4:30pm

    Wednesday, April 24th

    Syracuse

    RU Softball Complex

    1:00pm

    Wednesday, April 24th

    Syracuse

    RU Softball Complex

    3:00pm

    Thursday, April 25th

    Monmouth

    RU Softball Complex

    3:30pm

    Saturday, April 27th

    St John’s

    Queens, NY

    12:00pm

    Saturday, April 27th

    St John’s

    Queens, NY

    2:00pm

    Sunday, April 28th

    St John’s

    Queens, NY

    12:00pm

    Tuesday, April 30th

    LIU

    Brooklyn, NY

    6:00pm

    Wednesday, May 1st

    Lafayette

    RU Softball Complex

    2:30pm

    Wednesday, May 1st

    Lafayette

    RU Softball Complex

    4:30pm

    Saturday, May 4th

    Pittsburgh

    RU Softball Complex

    12:00pm

    Saturday, May 4th

    Pittsburgh

    RU Softball Complex

    2:00pm

    Sunday, May 5th

    Pittsburgh

    RU Softball Complex

    12:00pm

    May 9th-11th

    Big East Tournament

    Tampa, FL

    TBA

     

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